Boat Camping

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Sail, and then sleep, under the stars with our developed boat-in campgrounds. There is no camping fee at boat-in campgrounds. There is a fee for boat launch permits.

Before you set sail, take a look at our advice for boating on the lake. Did you know we have specific boat camping regulations? Last, but not least, make sure you're aware of potential aquatic invasive species both in and outside of the area.


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Notice: 06/24/2020: Boat-in campgrounds will reopen on July 1, 2020.

Boat-in Campgrounds

Boat-in campgrounds are designated spaces for boaters to camp on the shoreline. Typically, these campgrounds have picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets. Amenities vary by campground.

The table below lists the information for each boat-in campground.
Campground Number of Sites Vault Toilet Water Boat Dock
Summer Island 6 (six) yes no yes
Enterprise 13 (thirteen) yes no no
Crystal Cove 3 (three) yes no no
Ponderosa 8 (eight) yes no no
Detillion 12 (twelve) yes no yes
Sterling Point 5 (five) yes no no
Penix Canyon 3 (three) yes no yes
Goldsmith 3 (three) yes no no
Plum Point 4 (four) yes no yes

Shoreline Camping

Boaters can also choose a space along the shoreline to set up camp.

You cannot shoreline camp within ½ mile of the nearest developed area. Developed areas are those maintained by the NPS, such as marinas, parking areas, campgrounds, and boat launches. This does not include boaters possessing a valid boat moorage agreement with an authorized concessionaire or community access point for moorage.

There are special regulations for shoreline camping – please see our Boat Camping Regulations.


Last updated: June 24, 2020

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116



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